What is a Galvanized Repipe?
Galvanized repipe is a complete replacement of the faulty galvanized potable water system in a home. All pipe fittings, stop valves and supply lines are replaced with either Flowguard Gold CPVC (Delta recommended pipe), new Copper or Aquapex (not available in all states). Most re-pipe jobs take around 4 days, with minimum interruption of water service (up to 4 hours daily), ensuring the livability of the home.
About Galvanized Piping
Galvanized pipe is a steel pipe covered with protective coating of zinc that greatly reduces its tendency to corrode and extends its life expectancy. It’s not frequently used for water supply lines because the minerals in the water react with the galvanizing material and form scale, which builds up over time and will eventually clog the pipe. Galvanized pipe was commonly used for water supply lines many years ago, but over time many have filled with scale, which is why some older homes suffer from low water pressure. Hard water greatly reduces the life of galvanized steel pipe.
Why replace your old galvanized plumbing?
- REDUCED WATER FLOW DUE TO SCALE BUILDUP.
The interior of the pipe gets clogged with mineral deposits whose appearance is accelerated by the hot water temperatures.
- FOUL SMELLING WATER.
Bacteria and other microscopic organisms can grow in the encrustation caused by corrosion, leading to bad tasting water. In galvanized pipes, corrosion can lead to high levels of zinc or iron in the tap water, which impart a “metallic” taste to the water.
- RUST SPOTS IN CLOTHING. BLACK SPOTS IN THE WATER.
Pipe corrosion forces the metal to erode right into your tap water. Metals absorbed into water can form deposits in water using appliances such as water heaters, causing their premature failure.
- MICRO-ORGANISM BUILDUP IN THE PIPES.
- OLD GALVANIZED POTABLE WATER SYSTEM LEADS TO PROPERTY VALUE DECREASE, ELEVATED INSURANCE COST OR EVEN INSURANCE POLICY CANCELLATIONS.
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